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Issue Issue 35 - 15 May 2013: Opinion

City surgery re-energises the role of urban rail
Peter Stonham

Passenger transport does not operate in isolation. People travel for reasons, and transport systems provide a vital ingredient to economic and social life. Never more so than in and around cities. This issue of New Transit examines the partnership that mass transit needs to forge with those in charge of city economies and development to provide the successful bloodstreams of thriving urban areas. It looks at how the delivery of movement between... continue

Kassel’s tram-train connections help city flourish

Kassel’s tram-train connections help city flourish
Helmut Holzapfel
Kassel is a German city of 200,000 people, lying 150 kilometres north of Frankfurt and just over an hour away on the high-speed Deutsche Bahn ICE... continue

50 years on from Dr Beeching –butcher or saviour of the railway?

50 years on from Dr Beeching –butcher or saviour of the railway?
Derogatory phrases such as “Beeching the Butcher”, or “Beeching’s axe”  tend to appear in Britain whenever there... continue

Carsharing picks up pace, but means new challenges for urban mobility managers

Carsharing picks up pace, but means new challenges for urban mobility managers
Martyn Briggs
The European market for Carsharing services -traditionally referred to as car clubs in the UK - continues to grow at an unprecedented rate. Between... continue